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Play of a Fiddle

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Shedding new light on a region that maintains ties to the cultural identities of its earliest European and African inhabitants, Gerald Milnes shows how folk music in West Virginia borrowed rhythmic, melodic, and vocal forms from the Celtic, Anglo, Germanic, and African traditions. These elements have come together to create a body of music tied more to place and circumstan ...more
Hardcover, 211 pages
Published February 10th 1999 by University Press of Kentucky
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Gerry puts old-time music in it's cultural context with a superb blend of scholarly research and personal anecdotes. Especially if you play WV old-time, it's an inspiring and enriching read.
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